from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A relatively small, usually open craft of a size that might be carried aboard a ship.
- n. An inland vessel of any size.
- n. A ship or submarine.
- n. A dish shaped like a boat: a sauce boat.
- intransitive v. To travel by boat.
- intransitive v. To ride a boat for pleasure.
- transitive v. To transport by boat.
- transitive v. To place in a boat.
- idiom in the same boat In the same situation as another or others.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A craft used for transportation of goods, fishing, racing, recreational cruising, or military use on or in the water, propelled by oars or outboard motor or inboard motor or by wind.
- n. A full house.
- n. One of two possible conformations of cyclohexane rings (the other being chair), shaped roughly like a boat.
- v. To travel by boat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small open vessel, or water craft, usually moved by cars or paddles, but often by a sail.
- n. Hence, any vessel; usually with some epithet descriptive of its use or mode of propulsion; The term is sometimes applied to steam vessels, even of the largest class.
- n. A vehicle, utensil, or dish, somewhat resembling a boat in shape.
- transitive v. To transport in a boat.
- transitive v. To place in a boat.
- intransitive v. To go or row in a boat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small vessel or water-craft; especially, a small open vessel moved by oars.
- n. Any vessel for navigation: usually described by another word or by a prefix denoting its use or mode of propulsion: as, a packet-boat, passage-boat, steamboat, etc. The term is frequently applied colloquially to vessels even of the largest size.
- n. Any open dish or vessel resembling a boat: as, a gravy-boat; a butter-boat.
- n. In the Roman Catholic Church, the vessel containing the incense to be placed in the thurible when needed.
- To transport in a boat: as, to boat goods across a lake.
- To provide with boats.
- To go in a boat; row.
- n. A narrow, shallow vessel of platinum or porcelain which serves to hold a substance that is to be subjected to ultimate analysis, or to the action of gases, and which for that purpose is placed in a glass or porcelain tube.
- n. A small device attached to each side of a loom for weaving a plain selvage in a fabric having a twill or figured weave.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a dish (often boat-shaped) for serving gravy or sauce
- n. a small vessel for travel on water
- v. ride in a boat on water
Another boat with purse nets surrounds the light boat with nets and pulls in the catch.
When John Fitch's boat stemmed the current of the Delaware, contending successfully with sail boats, it was called, in derision, the _scheme boat_.
In the first example, William and Henry are represented as jointly owning a boat; in the second, each is represented as owning a separate boat -- _boat_ is understood after _William's_.
For if the boat be left to its own course, both it and the cork will float down together; and if the use of the oars or paddles be resumed, the distance between the boat and the cork will proceed to develope itself exactly according to the rate of the _boat_, without any regard to that of the _stream_.
[_Sanguine_ lifts _Eugenia_ into the boat, and the masque receives her.] _Eug. _ (_from the boat_) Great nature! speed my dying words!
Our opinions, our convictions and doctrines and standards, are simply the particular thing that will make the boat go -- _our boat_, naturally, for they may very often be just the thing that will sink another.
Yes | No | Report from Ramcatt wrote 1 year 1 week ago naked women in the boat is a passion I can get * ahem* behind ...
Every week, they publish that a boat is arriving, facing the indifference from the authorities, to take away the material from the looting of these metals.
It was a photograph of a gray-haired man rowing a boat at sea, and in the bow of the boat is a rhinocerous.
There are some slipstream and new weird and magic realist stories I like, but what really floats my boat is aliens, robots and spaceships.